Conducting a Home Renovation?

Did you know... that up until the late 1990s, more than 3,000 products containing asbestos and other hazardous materials were used in house construction? Renovating houses containing asbestos products can release fibre into the air which may cause serious health problems, including lung disease and cancer. Read more >>

Common items that contain asbestos:

  • Vinyl sheet flooring/ vinyl floor tile
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Plaster
  • Ceiling tile
  • Stucco
  • Textured ceiling coat
  • Furnace, central heating duct taping, wrap and gaskets
  • Cement panels (transite)
  • Cement board

Three Tips to be Reno Safe and Waste Wise

1. Plan Ahead and Protect Yourself

Homeowners and contractors need to take precautions when disturbing or handling asbestos containing materials (ACM).

To protect you and your family, hire a qualified professional to identify asbestos and other hazardous materials before you renovate. If you hire a contractor it is your responsibility to have the hazards identified and safely removed.

Hazardous Materials are identified through a Hazardous Materials Survey (HazMat Survey). Here is a list of local companies that can assist with surveys, testing and safe removal.

2. Manage Your Waste

Renovation and demolition wastes are not suitable for curbside garbage pickup. There are many drop-off locations for these wastes, such as Hartland Landfill.

Before you load up the truck learn about Hartland landfill bans, reuse/recycling options and special handling requirements.

Item Disposal/Recycling/Handling requirements
Banned/Recyclable Items Items include:
  • Metal (ducting, plumbing, wiring, etc)
  • Light fixtures/bulbs, ballasts
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Drywall
  • Thermostats
  • Batteries

Recycling options can be found at

Asbestos Accepted at Hartland, requires special handling and packaging.
Renovation/Demolition waste Waste free of asbestos and banned items is accepted at Hartland Landfill and private facilities. Each facility will have testing requirements for this waste.

3. Plan for Disposal

planned-disposalBefore heading to the landfill, get pre-approved to ensure your remaining waste material will be accepted. This step confirms hazardous items like asbestos, drywall, thermostats and recyclables have been removed.

To get pre-approved:

  • Get your HazMat survey or lab testing results
  • Complete an Application for Disposal of Clean Demo Waste
Hartland Public Drop-Off Customers
(small loads/residential)
Hartland Active Face Customers
(large loads/commercial)
Online Form Fillable Form

Printable Form

  • Submit application with your HazMat/test results
  • Get your pre-approval number
  • Make a disposal appointment at least 24 hours in advance: 250.360.3410

Waste Disposal Forms

Hartland Public Drop-off Customers

Hartland Active Face Customers

Hartland Information

WorksafeBC Resources

Pollution Prevention

Tips to prevent activities such as painting, paint removal and power washing from polluting our local creeks and shorelines.

  • All paints, solvents and adhesives contain chemicals that are harmful to aquatic life in our waterways. Read more >>
  • Prevent wash water from outside power washing activities from flowing into storm drains or ditches. Read more >>
  • Report a spill or dumping into a storm drain. Read more >>

Questions? Contact Us

1.800.663.4425 local 3030
Disposal Appointments: 250.360.3410